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Is it worth buying a "L" lens for an XSI?

 
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Sep 20, 2009 20:43 |  #16

have an xsi with a 24-105 L. love it. best thing ever. TOTALLY WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!! (and that's a lot of pennies!!)




  
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Sep 20, 2009 20:44 |  #17

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #8678643 (external link)
I don't know what QFT means. Sorry.

Quoted for Truth. Or Quite f****** true if you like it that way :P


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Sep 20, 2009 20:46 as a reply to  @ post 8678598 |  #18

I also have the 450D and just started my "L" collection with a 17-40L and couldn't be happier. Next is a 24-105 and then a 70-200. I don't plan on upgrading bodies until I've gathered a few more L's.


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Sep 20, 2009 20:48 as a reply to  @ post 8678643 |  #19

Good glass>>>>>>>>>>>>>good camera

Glass will last you much much longer and will hold it's value much better than a body will. Glass should be a priority over camera bodies.


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Sep 20, 2009 20:48 |  #20

Thanks. It took me several months to learn.

Even when I first started and people said, "lenses are more important than bodies," I didn't believe them.

But after renting an L lens for three days, I can't ever say that again.

It was like going from mac and cheese to the best steak in town.


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Sep 20, 2009 20:53 |  #21

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #8678628 (external link)
The camera is just storage for the magic that passes through the lens. The lens is what captures the image. The camera stores it.


And light IS the magic...so when you're thinking about investing, don't forget about lighting :)




  
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Sep 20, 2009 20:56 as a reply to  @ shooter mcgavin's post |  #22

You sure should purchase L lens. The XSI had better IQ than the 40D and 50D I used to own.




  
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Sep 20, 2009 21:08 |  #23

L lens is a good investment. If you're new to photography then it might be worthwhile for you to use the kit lens for a bit, learn what your camera is capable with the kit lens, sharpen your photography skills, then upgrade. You'll understand what focal length you use most so you can purchase the right lens. :)


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Sep 20, 2009 21:12 |  #24

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #8678628 (external link)
I have an XS I bought a few months ago, and am about to get an L lens as well.

Newbies (like myself) are too camera-focused. We make this big purchase (the camera) and think it's the car and that the lenses are the tires. It's really the other way around.

The camera is the disposable part and the lens is the foundation. It's hard to think that way when you're a newbie, but that's the way it is.

The camera is just storage for the magic that passes through the lens. The lens is what captures the image. The camera stores it.

The body is just a film box, er uh sensor box.




  
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Sep 20, 2009 21:27 |  #25

You go through bodies left and right. I've had... DRebel, XT, 10D, 30D, 40D, and 5D (not in that order) all in about 18 months. I've only gotten rid of 3 lenses: 18-55, 18-55IS and Sigma 30mm. And I upgraded from 70-200/4 to the IS version.

You keep lenses, you churn bodies. (Although a few Canon lenses make themselves prone to upgrades, notably the 70-200 series and the 17-40/16-35.)


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Sep 21, 2009 12:09 as a reply to  @ post 8678643 |  #26

I shoot with an XTI and I too have a 24-70L believe me results are steller.




  
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Sep 21, 2009 12:17 |  #27

any of you guys with a rebel and a 24-70 got any pics of it mounted? I'm thinking about one and would appreciate a few pics to see how they compare in size?


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Sep 21, 2009 12:55 |  #28

.mark. wrote in post #8682438 (external link)
any of you guys with a rebel and a 24-70 got any pics of it mounted? I'm thinking about one and would appreciate a few pics to see how they compare in size?

Do you plan to use a battery grip?




  
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Sep 21, 2009 13:39 |  #29

friz wrote in post #8682651 (external link)
Do you plan to use a battery grip?

possibly... would you recommend it? I'm guessing yes?


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Sep 21, 2009 15:37 |  #30

good glass= awsome images.

people will say that gear makes no difference..yet they have a bunch of 'L lenses in their kit bag...never figured that out myself.

If you get the right (L)ense for the right job, your xsi will truley amaze you with what it is capable of producing.


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